Increased plans have been filed for a 16-story apartment complex at 955 Sansome Street on Telegraph Hill, San Francisco. The updated plan has grown six floors above the last proposal by the same developer, this time increasing residential capacity to 102 apartments. Aralon Properties is responsible for the application.
Aralon writes in the updated project plans, “the project aspires to restore and revitalize an underutilized site while providing much-needed higher-density housing for the city. A critical portion of these residences will also be made permanently affordable.”
The 184-foot tall structure will contain 193,650 square feet, including 171,600 square feet for housing, 19,050 square feet for a basement stacker-filled garage, and 3,000 square feet for ground-level retail. Parking will be included for 132 cars and 140 bicycles. Of the vehicular parking, there will be 122 unbundled residential parking, eight for retail, and two for car-share spaces.
Residential units will be larger, aiming towards prospective couples or families by offering one single-bedroom, 58 two-bedrooms, and 43 three-bedrooms. Of the 102 apartments, 16 will be designated as affordable to households earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income. Residential amenities will include a fitness center, storage, and a third-floor rear yard. Several units will also be equipped with a private outdoor balcony.
As with the previous applications, Handel Architects is still in charge of the design. According to the project plans, “the formal aspects of the project are designed to resonate and engage in dialogue with the industrial fabric in which it is located. Robust metals, cast stone, and concrete are combined with uniquely formed exterior metal panel detailing to create a highly crafted facade which echoes the manufacturing and industrial nature of the district’s past.” Both retail and the garage will face Sansome Street, while the residential lobby is accessible from the steep Vallejo Street.
The 0.43-acre parcel is located at the corner of Sansome Street and Vallejo Street, with the rest of the property bound by Broadway and Montgomery Street. The property is three blocks from the historic Levi’s Plaza and is still occupied by Levi Strauss & Co.
955 Sansome Street was purchased in late 2019 for $13 million. Demolition will be required of the existing three-story garage with 210 parking spaces. Construction is expected to cost around $50 million, a figure not inclusive of all development costs. The timeline has yet to be established.